Denise Mann is a freelance health writer in New York. Her articles regularly appear in WebMD, health.com, cnn.com, Arthritis Today magazine, American Profile magazine and special sections of the Wall Street Journal. She is also the editorial director for several plastic surgery portals including the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery.
Mann was awarded the 2004 journalistic Achievement Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for a WebMD feature article on how to tell if plastic surgery is right for you. She has also been awarded the Arthritis Foundation's Northeast Region Prize for Online Journalism, the Excellence in Women's Health Research Journalism Award , the Gold Award for Best Service Journalism from the Magazine Association of the Southeast, and an honorable mention in the International Osteoporosis Foundation Journalism Awards. She was part of the writing team awarded a 2008 Sigma Delta Chi award for her part in a WebMD series on autism.
Before joining WebMD, Mann worked for the Medical Tribune News Service for three years. Her articles appeared regularly in such newspapers as the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Dallas Morning News, and the Los Angeles Daily News. She received a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and her undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. She lives with her husband, David, their miniature schnauzer, Trixie, and their two sons, Teddy and Evan.